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AJAX Dropdown Categories

AJAX Dropdown Categories Module

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  • PrestaShop
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Overview

Displays categories in dropdowns using AJAX.

What this product does for you

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Navigation Simplify site search

This module is useful for merchants selling printer cartridges, car parts, laptop batteries or anything else that requires the customer to select from thousands of product models to buy related accessories. Since the module uses PrestaShop's built-in categories, merchants can use the CSV import feature in PrestaShop to quickly add all the brands, makes and models and the module will automatically generate a product finder block so customers can quickly and easily select product models.

Features

Features

This module has many features including options to set the maximum number of dropdowns and sorting categories by position or name ascending or descending. It is possible to display all dropdowns in a disabled state or display dropdowns only when needed.

Dropdown Labels

A different label such as "Choose brand" and "Choose model" can be set for each dropdown before a category is selected. This label is translatable and can be placed inside the dropdown or beside it.

Search Buttons

By default, there are no buttons and the page automatically redirects when the last dropdown is selected. There is an option to add a "Search" button after the last dropdown that must be clicked to initiate the search. Alternatively, there's an option to add a "Go" button after each dropdown that makes it easier for the customer to visit parent categories.

State Saving

There are a couple of ways the state can be saved when navigating between categories. By default, the current category is displayed in the dropdowns. There is also an option to save the selected category in a cookie so it persists throughout the website until a "Reset" button is clicked. Alternatively, customers can choose to save their favorite selections to a cookie or the database.

Product Counts

The number of matching products can be displayed in brackets after the name for just the selected category or subcategories too. The count can be hidden when there are no matching products.

Other Options

There are also options to display products in the last dropdown and hide empty categories to reduce the number of options the customer must select from and to make it easier for the merchant to add products without having to enable and disable categories.

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Other

The module stores all of its styles in a CSS file that can be customised from the configuration page of the module. There is also a troubleshooting section that can be used to reduce the number of categories loaded in a single query to reduce the module's memory usage and a button to repair the category level depths if they become corrupted.

This module has been tested on a site with 200,000 categories. While regenerating the product number cache or repairing the category tree, a progress screen is displayed so the merchant can see how many categories have been processed.

Before purchasing this module, make sure it is appropriate for your website. Are you selling accessories for products that can be easily turned into a few levels of categories? Would it be more appropriate to use the Manufacturers block to filter products by manufacturer or use the Layered Navigation block to filter products by attributes and features? Buy this module only if your website has the right kind of products and has too many manufacturers or products to use the free modules that come with PrestaShop.
Also note that the module requires all the categories to be manually created and all products must be manually added to the right categories, either through the CSV import tool or one-by-one in the Back Office.
 

What your customers will like

This module makes it quick and easy for customers to select a car, laptop or other product model and view accessories related to that product. They can then save time by quickly browsing just the accessories related to the products they own. Customers can also save their favorite products and have them automatically sync between their browser cookie and the database as they log in and out.

Recommendation

Before purchasing this module, make sure it is appropriate for your website. Are you selling accessories for products that can be easily turned into a few levels of categories? Would it be more appropriate to use the Manufacturers block to filter products by manufacturer or use the Layered Navigation block to filter products by attributes and features? Buy this module only if your website has the right kind of products and has too many manufacturers or products to use the free modules that come with PrestaShop.

Also note that the module requires all the categories to be manually created and all products must be manually added to the right categories, either through the CSV import tool or one-by-one in the Back Office. It is possible to use this module alongside the "Layered Navigation block" to make use of categories and features. For example, you could create the printer brand and model as categories and then use features to filter the cartridges by "Color" and "Black and White".

Support and updates

You automatically get 3 months of support for this product.

For 90 days after your purchase, you can enjoy technical and feature support, as well as access to updates available for this product.

Make sure this product runs well on your store for 12 months with Option Zen!

With Option Zen, you get access to ALL updates for the product for one year following purchase. Support from the product developer is available by email to answer all your technical and feature-related questions.

What is Option Zen?

Option Zen includes two services:

  • Unlimited after-sales support during the period covered by the option
  • Access to all updates for the product during the period

Option Zen is available at a discount when purchasing this product, but, if you miss out, you can also buy it via your customer account later. It is valid up to one year following the date of purchase of your product. The earlier you buy it, the longer you can enjoy it!

What does it include?

The following are included in Option Zen:

  • questions about using the module/theme;
  • solving technical problems related to the module/theme;
  • access to all module/theme updates.

The following services are not included in Option Zen:

  • customization and special development;
  • installing and updating the module/theme;
  • solving problems concerning third-party services, hosting, the server, or the PrestaShop software.

Testimonials

This Module is perfect for anyone selling parts for specific models of any kind. I use it for bike spare parts. Had a little issue with sorting in the dropdown. But the developer bug-fixed an reacted in 20 minutes!! Perfect. 5 Stars!

Horst S. www.schymaniuk.de - 10/02/2014

Great Job ! Works perfect and support is massive ! Would buy it again !!! Thanks !!!

Oliver G. www.motoxstore.eu - 10/16/2015

Would definitely recommend. Product developer was VERY helpful in getting this module installed and answering all my prestashop newbie my questions about configuring it. This module does exactly what it is advertised to do (and does it well), plus it was perfect for my site. No complaints, nothing but praise!!

David D. test.motozaperformance.com - 06/13/2016

The reviews were selected by the developer of this product according to the satisfaction expressed by the customers.

Installation

Copy the "categoriesnc" or "nc_dropdown" directory to the modules directory in your PrestaShop store, then upload it to your server using an FTP client like FileZilla. The module should then appear in the "Front Office Features" section on the "Modules" tab. Click the "Install" button to install the module. The module should then appear at the bottom of your left column. Click the "Configure" link to change the module's settings. For terms and conditions and more instructions, read the files in the "docs" directory of the module.

Although the module is installed at the bottom of the left column by default, it can also be transplanted into the "displayRightColumn", "displayHome" and "displayTop" hooks. When placed in a column, the dropdowns stack vertically, and when placed on the homepage or in the header at the top of the page, the dropdowns stack horizontally.

What's New in Version 4.2.4(06/23/2018)

  • Fixed bugs that sometimes caused the wrong category to be saved
  • Added animations when adding and removing saved categories

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Benefits:

  • 3 months of free support (Learn more)
  • Developed by a Top Developer
  • Documentation included
  • Compatibility v1.5.0.0 - v1.7.4.2

  • Version 4.2.4 (06/23/2018)

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